Presentation on theme: "Cyber Safety for Our Students Cyber Safety For Our Students Jerry Ohrt Coordinator of Instructional Technology Information Technology Services St. Vrain."— Presentation transcript:
Cyber Safety for Our Students Cyber Safety For Our Students Jerry Ohrt Coordinator of Instructional Technology Information Technology Services St. Vrain Valley School District
Here's why our students require additional education and tools to stay safe online:
Cyber Safety for Our Students One in 5 children had received a sexual solicitation or approach over the Internet during the previous 12 months (source: 2000 study by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children).
Cyber Safety for Our Students 40% of children do not discuss Internet safety with their parents 37% of survey respondents said their parents would disapprove of their Internet behavior 80% of children surveyed who use email, receive inappropriate spam on a daily basis (source: 2004 national study conducted by Internet Safety Education Foundation i-SAFE America Inc.).
Cyber Safety for Our Students Basic Tips for Parents and Students Keep usernames and profiles generic and anonymous Do not post photographs Never give out personal information Keep the computer in an open area of the home Surf and discuss the Internet with your student
Cyber Safety for Our Students Child/Parent Internet Safety Agreement 1. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable. 2. I will not give out my address, telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parent's permission. 3. I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my parent or guardian along. 4. If I get a message that is mean or makes me feel uncomfortable, I will not respond. It is not my fault if I get a message like that, and I will tell my parents if I do. 5. I will work with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online, and areas that I am allowed to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
Cyber Safety for Our Students CYBER-BULLYING: Why Bullying Online is Different Cyber-bullying can be anonymous The bullies can’t see the victim. They don’t get any feedback to know when they’ve gone too far
Cyber Safety for Our Students Bullying and Threats 42% of kids have been bullied while online 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once 35% of kids have been threatened online nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8
Cyber Safety for Our Students 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once. 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online. Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8
Tips to Avoid Online Bullying Don’t open messages from known or suspected bullies Tell an adult – report bullying If you are threatened with harm, tell the police with your parents Save messages from the bully – have your parents help
Cyber Safety for Our Students The main thing to take with you is the importance of communicating with your child about all these issues. Thank you for your time.